Australia’s new ‘run-machine’ Marnus Labuschagne has once again exhibited his sublime form. On the first day of the third Test against New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Labuschagne scored a magnificent hundred. The first ton of 2020 came from his bat.
During the 72nd over of Australia’s first innings, Colin de Grandhomme bowled a delivery that drifted towards the leg, and Labuschagne just tickled the ball, sending it to the boundary. As soon as he completed his ton, the entire SCG crowd exhilarated in joy. The right-hander took his helmet off, and Steve Smith embraced him with a hug.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2020
This was Labuschagne’s fourth Test century and first at the SCG. He also his name engraved on the honor’s board. His outstanding hundred lit up Twitter as well.
Here are some of the best tweets:
— Caden Helmers (@cadenhelmers) January 3, 2020
There's no stopping Marnus Labuschagne 🤩
— ICC (@ICC) January 3, 2020
Highest Test Average
99.94 Sir Don Bradman
63.27* Steve Smith
61.87 Adam Voges
61.14* Marnus Labuschagne
60.97 Graeme Pollock
Top 4 are Australians. #AussiePower
(at the time Australia 222 for 2 against New Zealand at SCG, 2020) pic.twitter.com/J1WPoQ9ab1
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) January 3, 2020
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) January 3, 2020
MILESTONES for @CricketAus at the SCG 🏏 Marnus Labuschagne reaches his century off 163 balls while Steve Smith passes the 50 mark yet again…
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 3, 2020
Marnus Labuschagne with the most Test runs in calendar years across two separate decades.
— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) January 3, 2020
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 3, 2020
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) January 3, 2020
Scores of Labuschagne in this home summer:
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 3, 2020
— Brisbane Heat (@HeatBBL) January 3, 2020
— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) January 3, 2020